Are you one of the millions of people suffering from swollen eyelids? In this article, I’m going to show you how makeup can help with swollen, puffy eyelids. I’ll also give examples of some makeup wearers who have been kind enough to publicly share their trials and tribulations.
Swollen eyelids can be a real pain in the neck. They make it hard to apply makeup, and they can cause you to look more tired than you feel—which is why we’ve put together this guide to help you find the best makeup for swollen eyelids.
First, let’s talk about what causes swollen eyelids:
- Weather changes (especially wind!)
- Sinus infections or allergies
- Lack of sleep or dehydration
- Hormonal changes (when women go through menopause, their hormone levels change dramatically)
Makeup for swollen eyelids
Easy Yet Effective Puffy Eye Makeup Guide To Say Goodbye To Baggage
Dark circles and puffy eye bags are two entirely different things. While dark circles can be easily solved by applying concealer over them, puffy eyes are a lot trickier to get rid of. And yes, maintaining a good skincare routine can help prevent puffy eye bags but there’s always some under eye puffiness that even the most flawless skincare routine can’t ward off. Although this can be a bummer, we have some good news for you. Your puffy eyes can now be concealed with puffy eye makeup in just a few simple steps. So, leave your eyes feeling smooth and pretty by trying this guide on how to do eye makeup for puffy eyes because no one has to know you’re carrying any excess baggage.
1. Conceal effectively
Using a concealer for eye bags is non-negotiable. A creamy concealer with great coverage can reduce the appearance of puffy, tired looking eyes and banish the blemishes under them. But it is necessary for you to apply the concealer effectively to get rid of the puffiness.
Step 1 – Apply the product below your eyes, in an upside-down triangle shape. This helps to brighten the area instantly
Step 2 – After creating the triangle, use your makeup blender and buff the concealer out for a seamless finish
• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (You can now find your perfect concealer shade by using the Maybelline Foundation Finder You can also go a shade or two lighter to create a brightening effect to your makeup for puffy eyes)
2. Sculpt your eyebrows
Fill in sparse and uneven brows with an eyebrow pencil. Having thicker eyebrows will help to draw attention away from your puffy eyes. Remember, doing eyebrows is crucial as this is one of the important steps that help to tie your puffy eye makeup.
Step 1 – Apply the product in short, upward moving strokes along the eyebrow
Step 2 – Focus on filling in areas where hair is sparse and continue drawing till your eyebrows are fully filled
• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fashion Brow Cream Pencil
3. Don’t miss highlighting your eyes
Including a highlighter in your puffy eye makeup is a great way to brighten your face and give the illusion of eyes that are free from under-eye bags. A little bit of luminous glow and shine under your eyes can do wonders and help to take away the appearance of puffiness.
Step 1 – Start your highlighter makeup for puffy eyes by applying the product to the inner corner of your eye
Step 2 – Then, draw it downward at a slight angle until you are in line with your nostril and follow it up along your cheekbone, blending it out towards your temple. This technique instantly pushes the attention to your eyes
• Our recommendation – Maybelline Facestudio Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter
4. Brighten your eyes
If you want your eyes to appear awake, refreshed and non-puffy, use an eyeliner. Whoever came up with the idea of using eyeliner for puffy eyes is a genius because it perfectly complements your newly camouflaged under-eye bags and make them appear bigger.
Step 1 – Start from the inner corner of each eye and apply the lightest coloured eyeliner pencil on your waterline
Step 2 – If you wish to go a step ahead and add drama to your puffy eyes makeup, draw a neat stroke along your upper lash line too
• Our recommendation – Maybelline Tattoo Studio Gel Eyeliner Pencil
5. Lift your lashes
Lengthen, volumise and sculpt your eyelashes with mascara to take your puffy eye makeup a notch higher. Interestingly, long lashes will leave your eyes feeling more lifted. Coat your lashes from root to tip to make your eyes feel fully rested.
Step 1 – Swipe the mascara wand with the outer bristles to capture every upper lash. Skip the lower lash mascara to avoid any product smudging underneath your eyes
Step 2 – Use the inner bristles of the wand to unfold the lashes
• Our recommendation – Maybelline New York Lash Lift Waterproof Mascara
Finalizing the desired puffy eye makeup just got easier with the Maybelline Virtual Try-On tool. This tool helps you experiment with different eye makeup, face makeup and lip makeup products virtually, without you having to spend any penny. Once you are confident, follow this simple step-by-step guide to do makeup for eye bags and say goodbye to puffy eyes with ease.